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Poll: Most Americans Would Share Health Data For Research
National Public Radio

Americans, by and large, don’t seem all that worried about what happens to the information in their medical records.

A NPR-Truven Health Analytics Health Poll found that data privacy didn’t appear to bother most respondents. Privacy worries ran highest for information held by health insurers, but even then only 16 percent of people expressed concern.

Because we’re nerds, we were curious to learn more about how Americans feel about sharing health data for research purposes. So we interviewed 3,010 people by cellphone, landline and online in December.

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